Haley Vassar Premieres 'Can't Fall Slow' Video & Talks Nashville Roots As She Explores Her Own Sound


Though pop newcomer Haley Vassar's roots are in Nashville, her newest launch is a coast-to-coast effort. "Can't Fall Slow," which premieres right here, was written in Music City and produced in New York with a video shot in Los Angeles.

"I wrote it in Nashville with Jimi Bell at Warner/Chappell," the 20-year-old songstress says. "It was truly the primary time we had met and we have been simply type of bouncing some concepts round. He was the one which mentioned I’ve this concept 'Can't Fall Slow,' and as soon as he mentioned that we actually wrote the tune in like 10 minutes. It was tremendous enjoyable. After we wrote it, I took it to my producer in New York and he put his spin on it. That's what makes the tune actually cool is it was written in Nashville but it surely has a New York spin."

Since transferring to New York at 17, Vassar has been working with producer Swagg R'Celious, identified for his work with H.E.R., Alicia Keys and Kehlani, amongst others. "He's actually nice. He's from Georgia, so with us each being from the south, we hit it off, however he additionally has a style for all totally different sorts of music. He has actually widened my horizons. When I'm in a vocal sales space, he can educate me other ways to sing or do my runs. I really like that about working with him," says Vassar, a Nashville native who’s the daughter of hit nation singer/songwriter Phil Vassar.

Once the tune was accomplished, Vassar tapped L.A.-based ZANE to direct the video. "We have mutual buddies," she says. "One of my buddies, Kyan Palmer, and I’ve a duet referred to as 'Somebody Else.' ZANE had carried out a video for him and I beloved it so I needed to work with him."

The clip showcases Vassar's sultry vocals and luminous blue eyes. "I simply needed a hazy really feel, like on a regular basis life," she says. "We shot all of it on this one home. Everything is in a distinct room with all these colours. Each scene has its personal really feel. Incorporating all the colours was cool. The director was so wonderful. He got here up with the imaginative and prescient in actually a day as a result of we determined to shoot it tremendous final minute, however I believe the video mirrors the tune in a very great way."

"Can't Fall Slow" is her third video, and the budding pop singer admits she's getting extra snug with the method. "It's an appearing job for positive," says Vassar whose two earlier clips "In My Feelings" and "Alright" have been shot in New York City and Nashville, respectively. "The first video for 'In My Feelings' I felt awkward. I assume being in entrance of the digital camera increasingly I'm beginning to really feel extra snug in my pores and skin. Watching your self simply feels bizarre. To most individuals, I’ll appear like I'm advantageous, however undoubtedly on the within I'm like, 'Oh my gosh!!!'"

Vassar began writing songs at 15 and moved to New York City at 17 to additional develop her personal voice. She's been getting discover for her musical chops and elegance sense, incomes discover in Vogue as a vogue trendsetter. "Music is all I've ever identified with my dad being within the enterprise," she says of her father who has penned hits for Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Jo Dee Messina and others in addition to writing his personal hits reminiscent of "Six Pack Summer," "Carlene" and "Just Another Day in Paradise."

"He's undoubtedly an enormous affect on me," Vassar says of her profitable dad. "I knew I needed to pursue music at a very early age as a result of it was at all times part of my life. I didn't actually determine to leap in absolutely till I used to be like 17 after which I advised my dad I used to be actually able to do it. He undoubtedly was apprehensive at first and he tried to speak me out of it, however I believe he needed to ensure I knew what I used to be getting myself into. He's tremendous protecting, however he was additionally encouraging me and he's at all times been so useful."

Haley is the eldest of Vassar's two daughters and he's a proud dad. "I really like Haley's pop type and the way she's capturing these musical moments," he tells Billboard. "I'm so happy with her and might't wait to listen to what's subsequent."

The indie pop singer is continuous to put in writing and report songs for her upcoming debut album. "All genres are inspiring to me, however proper now pop is the place I discover essentially the most inspiration and my ardour as an artist," Vassar says. "I'm open to experimenting with totally different genres and I like with the ability to incorporate totally different vibes into my songs. I wouldn't say 'Can't Fall Slow' is nation, but it surely simply feels type of Nashville in a strategy to me. With my different songs like 'In My Feelings,' that one is much more pop and moody, most likely extra New York. I believe it's simply enjoyable. I don't prefer to field myself in simply to 1 style."

Vassar says her dad has inspired her to seek out her personal voice. "He's taught me to at all times to be true to myself, at all times comply with my instinct and at all times stick with my weapons if I really feel strongly about one thing," she shares. "[He says to] write my music, not what's in type proper now or what's fashionable, simply to put in writing from the guts."

Right now Vassar is having fun with one of the best of each worlds, dwelling in New York City and making frequent journeys again to Nashville to put in writing with buddies. "Nashville is certainly extra like a household, a neighborhood," she says. "Growing up there, I simply needed some change. I really like with the ability to go dwelling and write after I'm on the town, however I just like the vitality in New York. It's simply been actually inspirational creatively and I really like that about it. It feels extra sparse than the Nashville neighborhood. I've gotten to put in writing in L.A. and New York and it's been actually cool to go dwelling as a result of I believe Nashville is so distinctive. It simply seems like a household. I really like Nashville and going backwards and forwards, I get one of the best of each worlds proper now. I don't know what's sooner or later, however so long as I can simply be writing, rising and dealing with totally different individuals then I'm grateful for that."

She's thrilled by the far-reaching acceptance her music is getting up to now. "Looking on Spotify and seeing that folks in Turkey and Brazil and Thailand have heard my music, that blows my thoughts," she says with a smile. "It's unbelievable! It's wonderful that I get to do what I get pleasure from doing. The reality that folks like it’s a bonus."